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Hey everyone!

I've been debating making one of these build threads for a while now, and I suppose now that the car has seen some solid track time and will be modified further I can justify wasting more time on this forum than I already do.

Current Mod List (5-16-24)
Castrol SRF Brake Fluid
Project MU Club Racer Brake Pads
Yokohama Advan A052 (255 35 R19)
Whiteline Adj. Rear Sway Bar (22MM)
Type S ADS Module (39381-31M-A03)
OEM Alcantara Wheel (08U97-T60-110)
OEM Alcantara Shift Boot (83443-T60-J21ZA)
Spoon Sports Shift Knob
Spoon Sports Air Cleaner
Spoon Sports Oil Filler Cap
Spoon Sports Radiator Cap
Spoon Sports Reservoir Cover

Love at First Site
This is the day I bought the car in August of 2023 and yes I paid a $5K markup on it.

11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_2946.JPG


As soon as I got home, I noticed the front of the car was elevated. Curiously enough the dealer forgot to remove the shipping pucks, I took it back the next day and they removed it for me.

Track Prep
Anyways, after three weeks I passed the 1,000 mile mark and did my first oil change and got the car prepped for it's first track day at Homestead Miami Speedway. I went ahead and flushed the brake fluid with Castrol SRF, installed a Spoon Drop In Air Filter cause I'm a JDM fanboy, added some heat insulation tape around the turbo, and removed the rain shield under the hood.

11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_3902.JPG


During my first event with this car, I tested out the various methods of turning off the traction control and played with the onboard damper settings. Eventually I came to the conclusion that turning off VSA with the "Pedal Dance" method and running the suspension on comfort gave me the best feeling out on track and resulted in saving my rear brake pads from melting.

In addition, this was my first venture into a FWD car for the track. I've been going to HPDE events since 2008 and most of my track hours have been in an S2000.

Here's a video from that day:



Overall First Impressions
I was extremely impressed with how capable the car is right out of the box, I had zero brake issues and or overheating issues. I did feel the car's power taper off after 5-6 laps but I think that's normal for all modern turbo engines these days. I did notice a brake warning light come on but didn't feel any difference in the pedal or smell fluid, so I kept on trucking.

I would say adjusting my driving style coming from RWD platforms was a challenge. I kept finding my self lifting off the brake pedal a bit too early and causing understeer as I approached the apex, once I got myself to trail-brake deeper into the corner the understeer was nonexistent.

Track Abuse Continues
I left the car As Is for my next three track days and was still left in shock how good it is. BTW my primary goal first and foremost is to have fun and become a better driver. So if you're expecting me to dig in and add boat loads of money in power mods your in the wrong thread and you're encouraged to leave.

If you're still here, I did finally destroy the OEM pads on the first session of my third track day. Thankfully, I had a set of Project MU Club Racer pads in my tool box and I was able to swap them in during a lunch break.

Here's a couple of more track day photos and videos for your enjoyment:







11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_6044.JPG


Here Comes the Cheater Tires (ADVAN A052)
After a total of four hard earned track days and reaching the limit of the car with the factory tires and alignment, I decided to swap in some real rubber on the car and get a custom alignment. I have a small writeup on the Tires in the following thread 255 35 R19 Yokohama Advan A052 . If you're lazy and don't wanna click a link, the tires are amazing and gave me an easy 3 seconds on track.

Also, the custom alignment really helped with more turn-in response. Using the factory slots on the tops hats I was able to achieve the following: -2.0 degrees of front camber, -1/32 toe out in the front, -1.5 degrees of rear camber and 0 toe in the rear

Please enjoy the following fruits of my labor:







11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_3186.JPG


11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_4028.JPG


What's Next?
I have a couple of more suspension mods planned, they will be coming soon and I will be heading to Sebring later this year to see how stiff this car is over the bumps on Turn 17.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy my little build journey.

11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_7904.JPG
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Always great seeing these cars used the way Honda intended! Will be good to see your track journey with the Type R 🍻
 

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Hey everyone!

I've been debating making one of these build threads for a while now, and I suppose now that the car has seen some solid track time and will be modified further I can justify wasting more time on this forum than I already do.

This is the day I bought the car in August of 2023 and yes I paid a $5K markup on it.

IMG_2946.JPG


As soon as I got home, I noticed the front of the car was elevated. Curiously enough the dealer forgot to remove the shipping pucks, I took it back the next day and they removed it for me.

Track Prep
Anyways, after three weeks I passed the 1,000 mile mark and did my first oil change and got the car prepped for it's first track day at Homestead Miami Speedway. I went ahead and flushed the brake fluid with Castrol SRF, installed a Spoon Drop In Air Filter cause I'm a JDM fanboy, added some heat insulation tape around the turbo, and removed the rain shield under the hood.

IMG_3902.JPG


During my first event with this car, I tested out the various methods of turning off the traction control and played with the onboard damper settings. Eventually I came to the conclusion that turning off VSA with the "Pedal Dance" method and running the suspension on comfort gave me the best feeling out on track and resulted in saving my rear brake pads from melting.

In addition, this was my first venture into a FWD car for the track. I've been going to open track days since 2008 and most of my track hours have been in an S2000.

Here's a video from that day:



Overall First Impressions
I was extremely impressed with how capable the car is right out of the box, I had zero brake issues and or overheating issues. I did feel the car's power taper off after 5-6 laps but I think that's normal for all modern turbo engines these days. I did notice a brake warning light come on but didn't feel any difference in the pedal or smell fluid, so I kept on trucking.

I would say adjusting my driving style coming from RWD platforms was a challenge. I kept finding my self lifting off the brake pedal a bit too early and causing understeer as I approached the apex, once I got myself to trail-brake deeper into the corner the understeer was nonexistent.

Track Abuse Continues
I left the car As Is for my next three track days and was still left in shock how good it is. BTW my primary goal first and foremost is to have fun and become a better driver. So if you're expecting me to dig in and add boat loads of money in power mods your in the wrong thread and you're encouraged to leave.

If you're still here, I did finally destroy the OEM pads on the first session of my third track day. Thankfully, I had a set of Project MU Club Racer pads in my tool box and I was able to swap them in during a lunch break.

Here's a couple of more track day photos and videos for your enjoyment:







IMG_6044.JPG


Here Comes the Cheater Tires (ADVAN AO52)
After a total of four hard earned track days and reaching the limit of the car with the factory tires and alignment, I decided to swap in some real rubber on the car and get a custom alignment. I have a small writeup on the Tires in the following thread 255 35 R19 Yokohama Advan AO52 . If you're lazy and don't wanna click a link, the tires are amazing and gave me an easy 3 seconds on track.

Also, the custom alignment really helped with more turn-in response. Using the factory slots on the tops hats I was able to achieve the following: -2.0 degrees of front camber, -1/32 toe out in the front, -1.5 degrees of rear camber and 0 toe in the rear

Please enjoy the following fruits of my labor:







IMG_3186.JPG


IMG_4028.JPG


What's Next?
To date (4-15-24) I have a couple of more suspension and driving mods planned, they will be coming soon and I will be heading to Sebring later this year to see how stiff this car is over the bumps on Turn 17.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy my little build journey.

IMG_7904.JPG
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Picked up some creature comfort items for the interior...

11th Gen Honda Civic Club-Version FL5 Civic Type R Build Thread IMG_8493.JPG


I'm always banging my leg into the steering wheel getting in and out of the car so I decided to scoop up a spoon wheel setup which is slightly smaller in diameter. Hopefully it will help and provide better feedback while on track.
 
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Picked up some creature comfort items for the interior...

IMG_8493.JPG


I'm always banging my leg into the steering wheel getting in and out of the car so I decided to scoop up a spoon wheel which is slightly smaller in diameter. Hopefully it will help and provide better feedback while on track.
This setup will prevent any lights on the dash? I assume all the stock steering wheel controls will transfer over? All that would be lost is the steering wheel airbag.
 


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This setup will prevent any lights on the dash? I assume all the stock steering wheel controls will transfer over? All that would be lost is the steering wheel airbag.
Correct, the spoon hub comes with everything you need to relocate the buttons and has the resistors for the Airbag sensor.
 
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We have to get you a tune to use at the track for faster lap times.😂 I think @PointByPatrol dropped 2 seconds compared to the stock tune.
I know the tune will help me out on the straights but the car is so good stock, it’s super reliable and doesn’t overheat for me. I just wanna get better at driving.
 

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I know the tune will help me out on the straights but the car is so good stock, it’s super reliable and doesn’t overheat for me. I just wanna get better at driving.
Seat time my friend! Just keep working at it.
 

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Correct, the spoon hub comes with everything you need to relocate the buttons and has the resistors for the Airbag sensor.
This is quick release setup?
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